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MT20-002: Impact of iron deficiency on short-term T-cell response to treatment in cats with inflammatory bowel disease

Cats with intestinal (GI) disease have low blood iron levels and low vitamin B12. Low iron is associated with worse signs of GI disease in people, yet this condition has not been studied specifically in cats. This study may show that cats with iron deficiency have a decreased response to standard-of-care treatment for GI disease, therefore, results might expand treatment options for cats affected by long-standing GI disease.

Grant ID: MT20-002

Status: Active

Amount awarded: $35,000

Investigator: Maria Jugan, Kansas State University; Catherine Langston, The Ohio State University